School of Education
Rethinking STEM-D Education: Innovative Practices from the Field
Fellow educators and researchers shared best practices in STEM-D education in this special one-day conference presented in collaboration by The Pace University School of Education, The Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network, The New York Technology Educators Network, Southern Westchester BOCES and The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center.
We mourn the loss of our beloved colleague John DiNatale, EdD, Director of Student Support Services in Westchester. Our deepest condolences, and most sincere thoughts and prayers, are with his family during this difficult time.
Westchester Dept. Chair Christine Clayton, EdD, comments on the hasty, flawed implementation of the edTPA as a certification requirement in this op-ed piece, published in The Journal News.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The School of Education is pleased to announce a new program of study: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), offered through a 30-credit Master of Science for Teachers (MST) program for college graduates and career changers, as well as a 15-credit Advanced Certificate for professional educators who hold a bachelor’s degree and certifications to teach.
Project Exc-EL, or Excellence for English Learners, the program will combine evidence-based strategies for classroom teaching with support provided by community partners and agencies including the Center for Secondary School Redesign, Westchester Community College, Pace University and the RSHM Life Center. Plus Alpha Research, based in Arlington, Va, will provide evaluation and research support.
Sleepy Hollow has been named one of nine "Breakthrough Schools" nationally by the MetLife Foundation and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The MetLife Foundation-NASSP Breakthrough Schools program showcases middle level and high schools that are high achieving or have dramatically improved student achievement while serving large numbers of students who live in poverty.
School of Education Professors Decry New Teacher Evaluation System
Read the statement in The Journal News' The Hall Monitor education blog.
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